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Block printed Newspaper gift wrapping paper - Triple colours - The Second Life India Block printed Newspaper gift wrapping paper - Triple colours - The Second Life India
Rs. 110.00

A beautiful floral pattern gift wrapping paper made out of reusing/up-cycling newspaper and traditional printing techniques of India, Block printing. Block printing is a hand made the process of printing, which is energy-efficient and eco-friendly.

These are three colour prints in a variety of designs. These are averagely sized newspapers measuring 54 cm X 69 cm.

PRODUCT USE
These papers can be used in different ways according to ones need. These papers are a perfect design for gift wrapping. They also can be used as laminates instead of fresh machine-printed papers. They make beautiful wall decoration as well. These beautiful papers can themselves be a gift on their own to inspire and encourage the idea of up-cycling/re-using. Gift a Gift Wrapper

Block printed Newspaper gift wrapping paper - Dual colours - The Second Life India Block printed Newspaper gift wrapping paper - Dual colours - The Second Life India
Soldout
Rs. 95.00

A beautiful floral pattern gift wrapping paper made out of reusing/up-cycling newspaper and traditional printing techniques of India, Block printing. Block printing is a hand made the process of printing, which is energy-efficient and eco-friendly.

The art of re-using newspapers through the technique of traditional block printing of India. Block printing is one of the oldest forms of handcrafted printing. The process uses human energy extensively as a form of renewable energy source, which makes it energy efficient. And the use of Eco-friendly inks adds to the concept of a sustainable product line. These are two colour prints in a variety of designs. These are averagely sized newspapers measuring 54 cm X 69 cm.

PRODUCT USE
This product can be used in many ways according to ones need. These papers are a perfect design for gift wrapping. They also can be used as laminates instead of fresh fabrics or other materials. They make a beautiful framed wall decoration as well. These beautiful papers can themselves be a gift on their own to inspire and encourage the idea of up-cycling/re-using. Gift a Gift Wrapper

Block printed Film poster gift wrapping paper - 3 colours - The Second Life India Block printed Film poster gift wrapping paper - 3 colours - The Second Life India
Rs. 165.00

A beautiful floral pattern gift wrapping paper made out of reusing/up-cycling waste film posters and traditional printing techniques of India, Block printing. Block printing is a hand made the process of printing, which is energy-efficient and eco-friendly. These are three colour prints.

The art of re-using/upcycling waste film posters through the technique of traditional block printing of India. Block printing is one of the oldest forms of handcrafted printing. The process uses human energy extensively as a form of renewable energy source, which makes it energy efficient. And the use of Eco-friendly inks adds to the concept of a sustainable product line. These are two colour prints in a variety of designs. These are averagely sized newspapers measuring 94 cm X 66 cm.

PRODUCT USE
This product can be used in many ways according to ones need. These papers are a perfect design for gift wrapping. They also can be used as laminates instead of fresh fabrics or other materials. They make a beautiful framed wall decoration as well. These beautiful papers can themselves be a gift on their own to inspire and encourage the idea of up-cycling/re-using. Gift a Gift Wrapper

Hand stitched Multipurpose pouch - Upcycled tyre tube and VHS tape - The Second Life India Hand stitched Multipurpose pouch - Upcycled tyre tube and VHS tape - The Second Life India
Small Medium
Rs. 750.00
Small Medium

Sometimes one needs that odd size for their tools, nick-nacks or other creative supplies. These are for those times and to be organised and relaxed. These pouches are a unique combination of our own (invented) stitching process and will tickle the sustainable bone in you. 

Size - 15 x 11 x 2 centimetres 

 Materials Hand-cleaned Upcycled tyre tubes
Hand-stretched upcycled VHS (video) tapes
Metallic buttons
Process The VHS tape used as threads is first hand-stretched with proper tension to convert them into threads for stitching. Hand-cleaned tyre tubes are prepared with punching holes manually for sewing.
Then using a strip hand-cleaned upcycled tyre tube and VHS tape thread the pieces are hand-stitched to perfect shape. For finishing and closure, the final metallic button is added for an intriguing look.

 

** Please note that the texture and thickness of tyre tubes may vary based on available raw materials.
** Customisation is possible for orders above 50 pieces.

Block printed Film poster gift wrapping paper - 1 colours - The Second Life India Block printed Film poster gift wrapping paper - 1 colours - The Second Life India
Rs. 140.00

A beautiful floral pattern gift wrapping paper made out of reusing/up-cycling waste film posters and traditional printing techniques of India, Block printing. Block printing is a hand made the process of printing, which is energy-efficient and eco-friendly. These are single colour prints.

The art of re-using/upcycling waste film posters through the technique of traditional block printing of India. Block printing is one of the oldest forms of handcrafted printing. The process uses human energy extensively as a form of renewable energy source, which makes it energy efficient. And the use of Eco-friendly inks adds to the concept of a sustainable product line. These are two colour prints in a variety of designs. These are averagely sized newspapers measuring 94 cm X 66 cm.

PRODUCT USE
This product can be used in many ways according to ones need. These papers are a perfect design for gift wrapping. They also can be used as laminates instead of fresh fabrics or other materials. They make a beautiful framed wall decoration as well. These beautiful papers can themselves be a gift on their own to inspire and encourage the idea of up-cycling/re-using. Gift a Gift Wrapper

Paper mache bowls - Upcycled block printed newspaper - The Second Life India Paper mache bowls - Upcycled block printed newspaper - The Second Life India
S M
Rs. 180.00
S M

These paper bowls handmade from waste newspaper and upcycled & block printed newspapers are a perfect fit for those coffee tables and side tables to carry dry items of all nature, such as keys, dry fruits, potpourri pouches, marbles, stones and small nicknacks. They can also be used as organisers while working on one's craft projects, children and adults alike. 

These are handmade by individuals with intellectual disability in collaboration with Diya Foundation, Bangalore. 

Materials Waste newspapers
Upcycled & block printed newspapers
Paper glue
Process

A mould is covered using waste newspaper strips dipped in glue. They are circularly layered over each other until the desired thickness is obtained.
Once done, they are left to dry. On drying a layer of block printed newspapers is applied and for final finishing, a coat of varnish is used to make it water-resistant.


** Please note that these bowls are made by hand and may have varied texture and finish. These are suitable for only dry items. 

Mother earth - 100% upcycled Coptic bound books - The Second Life India Mother earth - 100% upcycled Coptic bound books - The Second Life India
Soldout
Rs. 900.00

Is upcycling what you are keen on, then these ones are the best fit. These Coptic bound books are made of 100% upcycled materials and available in limited nos. The covers are made using waste boards and waste paper as cove jacket. 

Materials Upcycled boards covered with waste papers
Inner papers are leftover sheets from a bill book of years old
Bound with waste threads from production units
Process These books are hand-bound using waste board, waste papers and old bill book papers. The cover is printed using a simple alchemy symbol of planet earth and titled Mother
Dedicated to the planet earth which is supposed to be treated and respected as a mother. 
Page details

90 unruled pages of 100% upcycled papers and boards

100 GSM upcycled paper - Smooth texture


** These books are part of our limited edition range and are available for a limited no. 

Rs. 450.00

Field books with a "There is no planet B" print. A constant reminder for you to make sustainable choices every day. 

Materials Upcycled & rescued paper boards screen printed
Inner papers are rescued lab books from waste vendors headed for recycling
Staple-bound using old discarded staples from a closed factory
Process These books are hand-bound using waste board, waste papers. The cover is screen printed using a simple handwritten and drawn artwork "There is no planet B"
Dedicated to the planet earth which is supposed to be treated and respected as a mother. 
Page details

90-100 plain + ruled pages of upcycled papers and boards

Book size - 23 X 15.5 cm

75-80 GSM upcycled paper

** These books are part of our limited edition range and are available for a limited no. 

There is no planet B - Stab bound fusion book - The Second Life India There is no planet B - Stab bound fusion book - The Second Life India
A4 A5
Rs. 580.00
A4 A5

Is upcycled and sustainable what you are keen on, then these ones are the best fit. These are a combination of 2 processes. Japanese stab binding and french folding technique used in bookbinding. This Japanese stab bound books are made of 100% upcycled materials. The covers are made using waste boards and waste paper as cove jacket. 

Materials Upcycled boards covered with handmade papers
Inner papers are leftover pamphlet sheets from the printing press
Bound with waste threads from production units
Process These books are hand-bound using waste board, waste papers and old bill book papers. The cover is screen printed using a simple handwritten and drawn artwork "There is no planet B"
Dedicated to the planet earth which is supposed to be treated and respected as a mother. 
Page details

90 unruled pages of 100% upcycled papers and boards

100 GSM upcycled paper one-sided pamphlets- rough texture

** These books are part of our limited edition range and are available for a limited no. 

Multipurpose pouches - Upcycled tyre tube and waste wood - The Second Life India Multipurpose pouches - Upcycled tyre tube and waste wood - The Second Life India
Small Small & Wide Medium Medium & Wide Large Large & Wide
Rs. 530.00
Small Small & Wide Medium Medium & Wide Large Large & Wide

A new addition to our handmade, upcycled and recycled product range are these versatile pouches of different shape and sizes. Handmade using upcycled tyre tubes and upcycled waste wood. The diversity of size provides a choice for one’s need. One can use select a suitable size for the need of the hour.

Materials Upcycled tyre tubes
Upcycled waste and leftover wood
Process The tyre tubes are hand-cleaned and prepared for a variety of shapes and sizes. Waste wood is shaped into thin strips, cleaned and finished for use with tyre tubes. These materials are put together using templates for a final finish into a multipurpose pouch. 

** Please note that the wood is of rescued and discarded materials. It may vary in texture and colour based on available waste materials.

Tool Kit - Upcycled tyre tube - The Second Life India Tool Kit - Upcycled tyre tube - The Second Life India
Rs. 550.00

These tool kits are hand-cut and made from discarded tyre tubes. These toolkits can be used for multiple types of tools and use cases like pens, hand tools of appropriate thicknesses. The kit can be rolled up and secured with an elastic that makes it easy to be carried around. The tyre tubes have a long life span and durability. These measure 24 cm X 17 cm in size.

The slots are of varies length to accommodate different thickness of tools. 

 Materials Upcycled discarded tyre tube
A wooden bead from waste wood
Discarded elastics from large scale factories
     
Process Hand-cleaned tyre tubes using soap and coconut oil
Lathe turned wooden bead from waste wood.

* Please note that the tyre tube textures may vary based on available raw materials. 

Rs. 3,200.00

A sustainable alternate material sling bag handmade using waste tyre tubes. 

 Materials

Hand-cleaned Upcycled tyre tubes

Nylon threads
Metallic fixtures

Process

The waste tyre tubes are cleaned in a hot water bath. In the second level cleaning, we use coconut oil to weaken the hard to wash debris on the tyre tube and scrub it out. Next tyre tube patterns are cut to size. 

After the final cutting, we stuck together with the pieces and prepare the bag pieces for manual hole punching. 

The hand stitching process begins and starts to bring out the end result. With few finishing processes of adding fixtures and preparing sling and handles the bag is ready for final cleaning and packing. 

Size

22 X 15 X 3 centemetres / 8.6 X 5.9 X 1.2 inches

Weight

Average 350 grams 


** Please note that the texture and thickness of tyre tubes may vary based on available raw materials.
** Customisation is possible for orders above 50 pieces.

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